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  1. I did use the PRICELINE links to search for my rates. Also just checked my credit card statement and United only charged me $178 for my ticket to get to DCA from CPR. That is a lot less than the $608 I just found on their website 2 minutes ago and is cheaper than the $367 I found from Denver. I would say that I got a good deal.
  2. Hey all I have looking been for several weeks at airfares, hotels, and hotel + air packages for a trip to Washington, D.C. this coming May and nothing really stood out, as an exceptional deal. Have been looking everywhere including, but limited to United.com, Expedia, and Priceline. Well today I decided to search the usual sites and found that the airfare had gone up by $100 or $150 depending on the flight and almost felt a little defeated. That being said I have learned to never give up and did a search at Priceline where I found a nice deal for a hotel + air package that is less then the price of the hotel by itself. Below are the details of the package I booked. Moxy by Marriott Washington, DC Downtown with airfare on United from CPR to DCA via DEN on 05/06/2020-05/11/2020 for $1365.85. While looking at Priceline I made sure that I was not selecting a Basic Economy Fare, as unlike some sites they do not offer the option upgrade to regular economy. After checking a few other travel sites I noticed that package price at over $2000. I then did a search for rates on this hotel and found many for over $1400 for my entire stay, which is more than the package I purchased. I feel that I got a great deal on what appears to be a unique hotel and I am very happy with purchase. On a side note Priceline does not offer an option for selecting a seat and I also did not notice any place to including my frequent flyer number. Despite this I was able to pull up this reservation at United.com and select my seats, as well as add my frequent flyer number (this makes it easier to pull this reservation later). Also used part of the package savings to pay for Economy Plus seat for the flights from DEN-DCA and DCA-DEN.
  3. Hey all, I just had a friend that booked the Hampton Inn and Suites. I checked the going rate at hilton.com and it $180, so he got a good deal. Only thing is that he booked a room with 1 bed, instead of 2 like he needu, so he is going to see if the property with checking him into a 2 bed room, even at an extra charge. The amenities for this hotel are as follows. Free Breakfast Free Internet Pet Friendly Indoor Pool Outdoor Pool Non-Smoking Gym Handicap Accessible Seems like a good deal to me, as I just booked the Hampton Inn & Suites Denver - Speer Boulevardufor money, despite the parking fee at his hotel. I did, however, want to check-out the functionally of the Hilton app for checking-in and selecting my room.u
  4. Hi all I started my search for a hotel here using the Hotwire and PRICELINE links. For starters, I thought I had a good deal with Priceline for a 4* hotel @ $111 but had some problems with their website so I moved onto HOTWIRE. In any event, I ended up with the Hilton Denver City Center. Hotwire price summary vs. Hilton.com Hotwire: Room: $228.00 ($114.00 per night x 2 nights x 1 room) Taxes & fees: $63.92 Trip total: $291.92 Trip total per night: $145.96 Hilton: Room: $556 ($283 per night x 2 nights x 1 room) So as you can see even before figuring the taxes on the Hilton.com rate I am better off with Hotwire rate. Finally, the amenities for this hotel are, as follows: Free internet, Indoor pool(s), Smoke-free rooms, Fitness center, Pool(s), Restaurant(s), Business center, Internet access, Golf nearby Accessible path of travel, In-room accessibility, Accessible bathroom, Roll-in shower
  5. Hey all I just helped a friend get a great rate on a room at the Hyatt Place Washington DC/National Mall using the HOTWIRE link on this site. Total cost for this hotel stay was $959.17 @ Hotwire vs. $1299.51 @ Hyatt.com. Amenities for this hotel are as follows: Free internet Boutique hotel Business center Fitness center Pool(s) Restaurant(s) Smoke-free rooms This looks like a good deal to me.
  6. Hey We needed to book an extra room for the last night of our upcoming Chicago trip at the end of this month. We previously were able to book the Hotel Chicago through HOTWIRE and I was hoping to get a room at the same property. I checked the hotel website and found a great rate for less than a $100, but also decided to check HOTWIRE using the link at this site. In any event I found what I thought to be the same hotel for about the same price, as the hotel's prepaid rate, except the Hotwire rate included taxes. Well in the end I was able get this same hotel for a great price. Amenities Boutique hotel Business center Fitness center internet access Restaurant(s) Smoke-free rooms Accessibility Accessible for visually impaired Accessible path of travel In-room accessibility
  7. I very happy with my win, as I have previously stayed at this hotel for training with my employer. I almost booked it a few days ago on Priceline for $77 via their "Members Only Deals," but am glad I waited until today as the Priceline Express rate was better and I saved even more with the 5% off priceline discount using the PRICELINE link on this site. Also just checked Doubletree.com and their best rate was $149. Below are the amenities for this hotel Free Internet Free Parking Bed Choice Business Center Fitness Center Non Smoking Pets Allowed Swimming Pool
  8. Hey guys I posting another great Priceline hotel deal, as we had a slight hick-up with a previous deal Hotwire deal I recently posted here. I made the reservation in my step-dad's name and his travel plans have changed, such that he won't be there to check-in. I contacted the hotel to see if they would/could change the name on the reservation and was told no, as they don't have access to the reservation, as it was not made through them. Then I contacted Hotwire for help and they told me, no go as well and said the hotel is only one that can change the name. I did not tell my step-dad, as he paid and am sure with his dementia he will not remember this. After finding this out I did some research on Hotwire and Priceline to see what I could find. Well, in any event, I decided the hotel listed below, as I need to take my car to a dealer in Littleton (somewhat close to this hotel) for a 20,000-mile servicing. Denver Marriott Tech Center @ $70 for room + $21.98 (tax/fee) = $91.98 total vs. Marriott.com @ $153 for room + $24.10 (tax/fee) = $177.10 total Amenities include: Free Internet (in Public Area) Pet-Friendly Indoor Pool Outdoor Pool Non-Smoking Gym Restaurant Handicap Accessible Business Center In closing, if the first hotel had been in my name I have not needed this second hotel. I am however happy with the location, as near the car dealer I need to be at and near the RTD Light Rail (I will use that to get downtown to go to a Colorado Rockies baseball game).
  9. Okay AaronJB, We decided to book 3 more nights at the Hotel Chicago. HOTWIRE did allow me to add these nights for $106 per night and thus paid about $3 less in total ($415.78) for this booking. Now I am going to contact the hotel to see if they can combine the two reservations. Thanks for your help and suggestions
  10. Thanks for your help. I have ridden the Metra Trains before. Also, there be someone that could pick us up at the train station. Just not sure what time the graduation would be over, so I will have to consider that when I think about a hotel. I am really leaning towards $107 hotel in downtown, as we are already there and won't need to pack and repack. also closer to El-trains that we will use to get from Midway and could use to get back to Midway. Also, another option is renting a car in suburbs, I don't fell comfortable driving in a weird city. Help again and I will let you i decide
  11. Yes, I am looking for a room for 05/26/05/29 for 3 adults. Also wondering if I should look at booking what I am guessing to be the same hotel (same price and same amenities), as I got for previous 3 nights. We would then have to travel back and forth for a few days (will need to look at the train schedules). Just thought it might be nicer to stay near my family there.
  12. Hey all, including AaronJB As stated in a previous win post I was able to get a good deal on a room for 3 nights in Chicago, but now need to look for a room for another 3 nights in the Wheeling area. I also thought about extending my reservation in Chicago by another night, thus only needing 2 nights more in Wheeling. When looking into this the rate went up by about $75 and I know I can do better out in Wheeling for that night, so that is out. In any event my family and I will be taking the Metra train from Union Station to Wheeling (not sure which station though) and will not have a car. That being said I am looking for something that might have a free shuttle and is close to eateries and shopping. Not really familiar with this area and wondering if I should look at sites, other than Hotwire or Priceline, so I can see the exact hotel and location and be able to map it out and see what is near by. I would take anything at or above a 2.5* rating with good guests reviews. Just really don't know where to start. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
  13. I booked this hotel using the HOTWIRE link on this site after having searched a number of different sites over the past few weeks including but, not limited to Priceline, Expedia, and Marriot. Below are the details for this booking. Amenities: Boutique hotel, Smoke-free rooms, Fitness center, Restaurant(s), Business center, Internet access, Accessible for visually impaired, Accessible path of travel, In-room accessibility, Accessible bathroom, Accessible parking, Roll-in shower Rate information: Hotwire rate/tax: $418.50 Marriot.com rate + tax: $577.00 (other per night regular rates not including taxes at the hotel website were, even more than the total we paid with tax) I am happy with the hotel and the cost. May want to book another night in Chicago for 05/27/2018 (Saturday), depending on when my niece's graduation is on Sunday. Just wondering if I will get the same hotel? Now I am off to look for a hotel near Wheeling, IL (niece is graduating from Wheeling High School).
  14. Hey all I booked this room using the HOTWIRE link at this site after trying to get a good rate on a Park/Sleep/Fly package on another site. The other site wanted lots more for a different hotel with parking (more than this hotel rate + parking at a lot near DIA). Also, I have stayed here in the past and the hotel was nice. Below are details for this booking. Amenities: Free breakfast, Free Internet, Indoor pool(s), Airport shuttle, Smoke-free rooms, Fitness center, Pool(s), Business center, Self-service laundry, Internet access Total room rate/tax: $127.03 Hotel website rate: $134.10 + taxes
  15. Hey all I booked this room using the HOTWIRE link at this site after trying to get a good rate on a Park/Sleep/Fly package on another site. The other site wanted lots more for a different hotel with parking (more than this hotel rate + parking at a lot near DIA). Also, I have stayed here in the past and the hotel was nice. Below are details for this booking. Amenities: Free breakfast, Free Internet, Indoor pool(s), Airport shuttle, Smoke-free rooms, Fitness center, Pool(s), Business center, Self-service laundry, Internet access Total room rate/tax: $127.03 Hotel website rate: $134.10 + taxes